Akyem-Kukurantumi (E/R),- The 1988 year group of Ofori-Panin Senior High School (OPASS) in the Abuakwa North Municipality has assisted their alma mater with 53 metal bunk beds valued at 36,000 Ghana cedis.
The gesture followed a request by the authorities to expand the school’s facilities such as the provision of dormitories for both boys and girls.
Rev Harry Okyere, Spokesperson of the group who handed the beds over to the school said the donation was part of their projects to complement the efforts of the government.
Already the group had constructed a modern washroom facility for the girls’ dormitory, he said and assured the institution of their continuous support to help students undertake effective academic work.
Mr Ernest Antwi Gyimah, Headmaster of OPASS, who received the items described the support as timely as it would go a long way to mitigate the impact of the increased student population.
He explained that the school has enough classrooms to accommodate its enrollment which has increased to more than 3,000, however, additional facilities, particularly dormitories were required to house students.
He was very grateful to the old students’ group, commonly called Mpanyinfo, for their contributions to the school over the years and appealed for the completion of one storey dormitory to ease congestion in the girls’ dormitory.
Source: Ghana News Agency